Surgical Critical Care Fellowships

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is an ACGME accredited fellowship that can be completed in either 1 or 2 years. The fellowship offers a number of elective rotations such as palliative care, trauma, CVICU and includes one month of research divided into two, 2 week blocks. The Surgical Critical Care Fellow is required to have completed at least 3 years in an ACGME accredited program such as general surgery, emergency medicine or obstetrics and gynecology.

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a graduated responsibility system and the Surgical Critical Care Fellow is primarily responsible for supervision of the surgical critical care team as a senior trainee. The service typically includes a PGY 3 surgery resident, emergency medicine resident and a PGY 1 surgery resident. As the year progresses the surgical critical care fellow is given more independent activity but will continue to work cooperatively with the surgical critical care faculty.

The faculty consists of 13 surgeons who are board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care as well as two anesthesiologists with critical care medicine qualifications. The fellows will have the opportunity to work with all the trauma and critical care faculty throughout the year.

The SICU is a 22-bed unit that admits all surgical cases. The SICU service is responsible for the patient’s care while in the SICU. The surgical critical care service functions as a consulting service and works closely with the primary surgical service to provide an entire management plan. We admit approximately 1,000 SICU patients annually and the SICU service provides some degree of care to all of them.

Applications should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation
  3. USMLE Scores
  4. Medical School Transcripts

View more information on the Graduate Medical Education Benefits page.

Current Surgical Critical Care Fellow

Joe Losh, MD

Past Surgical Critical Care Fellows

Nathaniel (Nat) Bonfanti, MD

James Cooros, MD

Current Pediatric Critical Care Fellow

Alessandra Landmann, MD

Past Pediatric Critical Care Fellow

Ruchi Amin, MD

Contact Us

Panna Codner, MD
Panna Codner, MD
Program Director

(414) 955-1733
(414) 955-0072 (fax)
Laurie Hein
Laurie Hein
Program Manager

(414) 955-1733
(414) 955-0072 (fax)
Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226